119 Photos - Mar 25, 2013
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Long-billed curlewPhoto: Long-billed curlew, Limantour Beach, Pt. ReyesPhoto: ?Photo: Gull chick, Pt Lobos State ReservePhoto: Where's Waldo? Cormorant breeding ground, Pt Lobos CAPhoto: Photo: The white-tailed kite is one of the few large birds who can hover in place like a hummingbird.  When it spots prey, it drops like a bomb.  This one frequents Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley.Photo: Photo: Photo: SilhouettePhoto: Belligerent blackbird, mating seasonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: White-crowned sparrowPhoto: Great blue heronPhoto: Photo: Annoyed by the photographer's steadfast stalking, this Great Blue Heron took off across Cesar Chavez Park for greener pasture.Photo: Golden-crowned sparrowPhoto: Great blue heronPhoto: Wild turkeys in full mating plumage next to the American River trail near Sacramento fear nothing and nobody.  They don't walk, they strut like royalty on parade.Photo: Wild turkey, American River trail, SacramentoPhoto: Great blue heron, American RiverPhoto: This white heron fishes undisturbed by the throng of dogs and their masters at Point Isabel.  Any dog foolish enough to approach it could quickly lose an eye.Photo: Photo: Photo: Blackbird and moonPhoto: Young blue heron in picnic areaPhoto: Photo: This Double-crested Cormorant chick in Berkeley Yacht Harbor was too young to fish and depended on fishermen's handoutsPhoto: A flock of finches, Cesar Chavez Park, BerkeleyPhoto: Blackbirds having a conference, Cesar Chavez Park, BerkeleyPhoto: Photo: White heron, Cesar Chavez ParkPhoto: Heermann's Gull, Pt. ReyesPhoto: Female red-winged blackbirds compare notes at the end of the mating seasonPhoto: Photo: Red-winged blackbird facing the windPhoto: Photo: This Western scrub jay poses next to campanula in the gardenPhoto: Photo: Goldern-crowned sparrow, Cesar Chavez Park, BerkeleyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A group of ducks on water is called a bunch or a raft.  This family bunch enjoys the sunset in Contra Loma Regional Park, CA.Photo: Photo: Dove, OahuPhoto: OahuPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This red tailed hawk is no stranger to humans, as the band around his right claw testifies.  He is a familiar sigh in Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley.Photo: These gregarious finches travel and nest in flocks.  Here they pose for an photo perfect for a year-end family newsletter.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Finch, Cesar Chavez Park, 1/18/10Photo: Blackbirds, Cesar Chavez Park, BerkeleyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: In Chesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, 4/6/09Photo: Photo: Red-winged blackbird male, Cesar Chavez  Park, BerkeleyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Turkey vulture, Pt. Reyes CAPhoto: White Pelicans, West end of Limantour Spit, Pt. Reyes, CAPhoto: Photo: Heron, Abbot's Lagoon, Pt. Reyes CAPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Snowy egret taking off, Albany Mud Flat 1/4/09Photo: White-headed woodpecker (?), Squaw Valley CAPhoto: Photo: Photo: Ducks on "Sunset Beach Lake,"  Warrenton ORPhoto: Barn swallow, along Lewis & Clark River, ORPhoto: Photo: Probably juvenile Oregon junco or dark-eyed juncoPhoto: Dark-eyed junco in picnic areaPhoto: Juvenile herring gulls (dark) and adultPhoto: Scrub jay, Big Sur CAPhoto: California quail henPhoto: California quail cockPhoto: